Pizza Sliders are King’s Hawaiian rolls topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni, brushed and baked with a garlic butter topping. Try my Italian Sliders and Chicken Parmesan Sliders, too!

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Pizza Sliders

Sliders are such a fun appetizer or a main dish to serve. I have lots of slider recipes from my Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders and Reuben Sliders to dessert sliders like my Cherry Cheesecake Sliders, and many more! These pizza sliders start with the same Hawaiian rolls I use in the other recipes and are topped like you are making a pepperoni pizza. 

Overhead of a Pan of Pizza Sliders

Sliders Ingredients

Rolls: In all of my slider recipes, I use King’s Hawaiian Rolls. The super soft and slightly sweet rolls bake beautifully and are the perfect complement to all the different flavors of the sliders. I also have a homemade recipe for Hawaiian Rolls you could make and use. You can also use dinner rolls.

Pepperoni: I added about 4 slices of pepperoni to each of the 12 rolls for 48 pepperoni total. Of course, you could add more or less, if preferred.

Pizza Sauce: Use your favorite brand of sauce or make your own pizza sauce. (that recipe comes together in less than 5 minutes!)

Butter Mixture: The melted butter is mixed with garlic salt, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese and is brushed on top of the rolls before being baked. And, if you have any leftover, brush some on after you take the sliders out of the oven!

Steps for Adding Cheese, Pepperoni, Pizza Sauce, and More Cheese When Making Pizza Sliders

How to Make Pizza Sliders

It’s easy to put this appetizer or meal together. To get started, mix together the melted butter mixture. Then, to make the sliders, first, layer the bottoms of the rolls in a greased 7×11-inch baking dish. (You could get by using a 9×13-inch baking dish if that is all you have on hand.) Top the buns with 6 slices of mozzarella cheese with each slice covering about 2 of the rolls.

After the first layer of cheese, add the slices of pepperoni, followed by the pizza sauce and remaining slices of cheese. Use the tops of the rolls to cover the layers, and brush on the melted butter mixture.

Hand Picking up a Pizza Slider

What to Serve with Sliders

If you are serving these as a meal, make sure you have some sides to go with them. Include a vegetable like green beans or asparagus. Or, you could start the meal with a refreshing wedge salad. And, if you are following the combination of pizza and wings, add a plate of chicken wings to the table!

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5 from 8 votes

Pizza Sliders

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 26 minutes
Total Time 41 minutes
Pizza Sliders are Hawaiian rolls topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni, brushed and baked with a garlic butter topping.


  • 1 package (12-count) King's Hawaiian rolls
  • ¼ cup (½ stick, 57g) unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 12 slices mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 48 slices pepperonis
  • ¾ cup (193g) pizza sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 7×11-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese. Set aside.
  • Split your rolls in half horizontally and place the bottom halves in the baking dish.
  • Top the bottom halves of the buns with 6 of the mozzarella cheese slices. Follow with a layer of the pepperoni slices, pizza sauce, and the remaining mozzarella cheese slices.
  • Place the top halves of the buns on top and brush the top of the rolls with the melted butter mixture.
  • Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes, or until the cheese is hot and bubbly.
  • Remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes (or until the tops of the sliders turn a golden brown).
  • Remove from oven, slice, and serve!

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Reader Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I make these as a hot lunch option for my kids at school. They get to eat a few when they are fresh out of the oven, but I freeze and reheat most of them. They are quick and a family favorite!

    To change things up and make them interesting I have switched up toppings. I did sliced ham and pineapple as well as pepperoni, onion, and green pepper. All three variations turned out delicious!

    1. I froze them and then reheated them to send in hot lunches for my two boys.

      The froze well, and reheated like a dream and the kids love them

  2. Not fond of either the Hawaiian sweet bread at all nor of pepperoni. But I did make them on regular hamburger buns and substituted Italian Sausage and did the rest of the recipe as directed. Turned out good and I liked them.

    1. They all look so delicious, great who would have thought of that.!! I definitely am going to try them all. Thanks for sharing. Betty from Arizona.

  3. 5 stars
    My son (6yrs old) has started being very picky recently… but I made these with him & not only did he the most fun making them, but he loved eating them!!

    1. There are so many other “sliders” your son may like. I don’t know if “Ms. Homesteader” has the recipes here, but my favorite is “Ham Delights” – you can sub chicken or other for ham… they are delicious and easy for son to help. BTW… my son started helping me in the kitchen at about 4 yrs old; he learned so much (math skills, stirring/hand coordination, etc) and even grew to enjoy more foods that he previously wouldn’t eat.

  4. 5 stars
    I have a picky eater but he loves pizza so I decided to try these for a change abs we both absolutely love them, quick and easy. This is one in keeping 👏👏👏👍

  5. Haven’t tried the recipe yet. But I just had to tell you that I read through your entire page simply because you were awesome enough to have a “Jump to Recipe” button. You rock! And I’m also gonna try these asap!

  6. Hi!
    When you say pizza sauce, you are saying Marinara?? I usually use a can of tuttorosso or cento…..Is this Ok?

5 from 8 votes (3 ratings without comment)

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